A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth. Crowns restore a tooth’s shape and size, strength, and/or improve its appearance.

Crowns encase the entire visible portion of a tooth – from top of tooth to the gum line.

Why is a dental crown needed?

A dental crown may be needed to:

  • protect a weak tooth (eg, from decay) from breaking or to hold together parts of a cracked tooth
  • restore an already broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down
  • cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t a lot of tooth left
  • hold a dental bridge in place
  • cover misshaped or severely discolored teeth
  • cover a dental implant
  • cover a tooth that has been endodontically treated (had a root canal)

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